The Seward Park Library is offering a new film series called the LES Heritage Film Series. They will be screening historical documentary and feature films that were shot on location in lower Manhattan, on the first Tuesday of every month.
Kicking off the series tomorrow night are two 16mm films from the archives:
The Godfather Comes to Sixth St. (1975; 25 min.) Presents what happens to a neighborhood on the Lower East Side in New York City when a Hollywood film crew takes over the area to film part of Godfather Part 2. Includes interviews with the residents, film director Francis Ford Coppola, and members of the block association.
The Seward Park Compilation (1934-35, 1941, 1959; 25 min.) – An amateur project shot over decades, captures daily life in and around Seward Park and the Seward Park library, where it had been sitting on a shelf for years, forgotten. When the documentarian Al Maysles (Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens) discovered the film, he decided to excerpt part of it for a documentary he made on the dancer/choreographer Sally Gross.
FREE // 6:30pm // 192 East Broadway.